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Hampton's 26 Not Enough In Men's Basketball Loss To Trade Tech

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When Jordan Block left Wednesday night's game with a foot injury midway through the first half, Pasadena City College men's basketball head coach Michael Swanegan sent in reserve guard B.J. Rosary. At that point, there were more assistant coaches (two) sitting on the PCC bench than reserve players (one).

Down to six available players from an 8-player roster, the Lancers tried to keep up with visiting Los Angeles Trade Tech, but would go on to lose their fourth straight game, 79-64, in a South Coast Conference North Division contest at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

PCC dropped to 6-16 and 1-5 in conference play. LA Trade Tech upped its record to 12-8 and evened its conference mark at 3-3.

The only brightspot for the Lancers was the play of freshman guard Shawn Hampton. The 6-foot-1, Dorsey High product scored a game-high 26 points in playing all 40 minutes. Hampton sank 14 of 16 free throws, added two 3-pointers, 3 assists and 3 steals. 

Frosh point guard Terrell Jones added 9 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Sophomore forward Elliott Berry was limited to 12 points and 6 rebounds. Freshman center Marcus Harvey delivered 8 points and 8 rebounds. Block had 7 points.

For the Beavers, Austin Bowen tallied 25 points to lead five players in double digit scoring. Tyron Lyons, a 6-11 center, had 10 points, 10 rebounds and blocked 5 shots. 

Pasadena trailed by just one at halftime, 34-33, but Trade Tech bolted to a 16-5 scoring run to start the second half. The Beavers never were threatened the rest of the game.

PCC travels to face East Los Angeles College Friday, Feb. 12 in a 7:30 p.m. conference tip-off.

[Photo--Shawn Hampton goes up for the basket during PCC's 79-64 loss to visiting LA Trade Tech Wednesday night, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 02/10/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu